Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:25 AM Local Time
Joe McKeehen Wins Another $10,000 WSOP Hold'em Tournament
Former WSOP Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen captured his second gold bracelet in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. He entered the day as the second shortest stack, just in front of Ian Johns, the defending champion in this event. He also came from behind as the short stack three-handed to take home the bracelet and the $311,817 first prize.
"I just won all the hands early," he said.
He was all in at risk against eventual third-place finisher Sorel Mizzi with two pair. Mizzi had flopped top set and McKeehen rivered a better full house to double up. He went on a crazy run after that hand.
"Oh sh#& I'm gonna win now," McKeehen said recalling his feelings after the hand.
That hand propelled him to victory and eventually, he would get runner-up Jared Talarico very short. The final hand Talarico was all in in the blinds and McKeehen had ten-high. He paired a five on the river and that would wrap up his second WSOP bracelet victory.
"It's limit hold'em. You can get really short but if you win some hands you'll have all the chips," said McKeehen. "I had a great run."
Below is the final table payout information:
Sorel Mizzi might have won the tournament had his set of jacks been able to hold against McKeehen. He had McKeehen all in and at risk holding only two pair against Mizzi's set. The river filled both players up, but McKeehen swung ahead to double up. That would spark McKeehen's crazy run, and only about 40 minutes later, Mizzi would be eliminated by Talarico when Talarico made a flush on the turn to send Mizzi home in third place.
Ben Yu finished in fourth place. Yu was one of many players who held or competed for the chip lead throughout the day, but eventually he hit a downswing which culminated in him losing all his chips to Mizzi. Mizzi won a few hands in a row and eventually would turn a pair and hold to eliminate Yu.
The chip leader entering Day 3 was two-time bracelet winner JC Tran. He fell in fifth place to Mizzi during Mizzi's huge upswing. Tran had king-high against Mizzi's ace-high and neither player could connect with the board.
Robert Campbell was the sixth place finisher. He was never able to build up too much of a stack, but managed to parlay an extremely short stack approaching the money bubble into a final table and a $53,995 payday. He was knocked out by Yu when Yu hit an ace on the river to beat Campbell's flopped pair of kings.
In his second limit hold'em final table of the series, Ray Henson came into today looking to improve on his third place finish in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em event. He was unable to make it happen and eventually busted when he got couldn't find an ace to beat Campbell's pair of kings.
Mizzi flopped top pair on his way to eliminating Terrence Chan in seventh place. Chan lost a series of hands before his eventual bust.
Aaron Sacks was the ninth place finisher and he took home $26,000. Chan turned broadway against Sacks' pocket kings and sent him to the rail.
McKeehen decided to skip out on late registering for the $10,000 6-Max Championship and his bracelet ceremony will be tomorrow after the first break of his next event, Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT.
That wraps up Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. Track all the World Series of Poker action from now until the conclusion of the Main Event right here on PokerNews.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:01 AM Local Time
Jared Talarico Eliminated in 2nd Place ($192,717)
After losing several pots or folding pre flop Jared Talarico was down to his last 100,000 and all in blind. Joe McKeehen called blind and the cards were dealt.
The board ran out and Joe McKeehen eliminated Jared Talarico to win his second WSOP gold bracelet.
|Joe McKeehen||6,000,000||520,000 |
|Jared Talarico||0||-525,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:55 PM Local Time
Jared Talarico On the Ropes
Jared Talarico raised and Joe McKeehen three-bet preflop. Talarico called.
The flop came and McKeehen bet, Talarico called. The turn was the and McKeehen check-called a bet from Talarico.
The river was the and McKeehen check-called another bet. He showed nines, , and took down the pot.
|Joe McKeehen||5,480,000||2,175,000 |
|Jared Talarico||525,000||-2,175,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:36 PM Local Time
As the heads-up portion of the tournament progresses, Jared Talarico is inching closer and closer to a fifty-fifty split of the remaining chips. Joe McKeehen still holds a lead, but Talarico has gained on him and the stacks are just about even.
|Joe McKeehen||3,305,000||-895,000 |
|Jared Talarico||2,700,000||895,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:29 PM Local Time
Jared Talarico Wins a Big Showdown
Joe McKeehen raised and Jared Talarico three-bet. McKeehen called and the flop came .
Talarico bet all three streets and McKeehen called as the board completed . Talarico showed and won the pot.
|Joe McKeehen||4,200,000||-730,000 |
|Jared Talarico||1,805,000||730,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:15 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:13 PM Local Time
Players are on a short break.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:13 PM Local Time
McKeehen Continues Chipping Away
Joe McKeehen raised and Jared Talarico three-bet, McKeehen called.
The flop came and Talarico bet, McKeehen called.
The turn was the and again Talarico bet, McKeehen called.
The river was the and Talarico check-called a bet by McKeehen this time.
McKeehen showed and Talarico showed .
|Joe McKeehen||4,930,000||2,230,000 |
|Jared Talarico||1,075,000||-2,225,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:08 PM Local Time
Joe Over Jared
Joe McKeehen raised and Jared Talarico called.
The flop came and Talarico check-called a bet by McKeehen.
The turn was the and Talarico bet. McKeehen raised and Talarico called.
The river was the and Talarico check-called McKeehen's bet.
McKeehen showed to win the pot.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:00 PM Local Time
Jared Talarico Calls the River
Joe McKeehen raised, and Jared Talarico three-bet. McKeehen called, and the flop came .
Talarico bet, and McKeehen raised. Talarico called. The turn was the , and Talarico checked-called a bet from McKeehen.
The river was the , and Talarico check-called another bet. McKeehen showed six-high with . Talarico won the hand with .
|Jared Talarico||3,300,000||900,000 |
|Joe McKeehen||2,700,000||-900,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:47 PM Local Time
Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 3rd Place ($135,985)
Sorel Mizzi has been eliminated in third place. He was in the small blind and raised into Jared Talarico's big blind. Talarico called, leaving Mizzi with 85,000 behind.
The flop came , and Mizzi put in his last 85,000. Talarico called and showed for a flush draw. Mizzi had . The flush came on the turn with the , and the river was the . Mizzi was eliminated.
Talarico will now be heads-up with former Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen for the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship bracelet.
|Joe McKeehen||3,600,000||2,000,000 |
|Jared Talarico||2,400,000||-1,100,000 |
|Sorel Mizzi||0||-400,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:40 PM Local Time
Sorel Mizzi Losing Steam
Joe McKeehen raised from the button, and Sorel Mizzi three-bet from the small blind. McKeehen called.
The flop came , Mizzi bet, and McKeehen folded. The turn was the . Mizzi bet, McKeehen raised, and Mizzi folded.
|Sorel Mizzi||400,000||-500,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:35 PM Local Time
Jared Talarico Rivers the Best Hand
Jared Talarico raised, and Joe McKeehen three-bet. Talarico called, and the flop came . McKeehen checked, and Talarico bet. McKeehen raised, and Talarico called.
The turn was the , and McKeehen checked again. Talarico bet, and McKeehen called. The river was the , and Talarico bet. McKeehen called, and Talarico showed , which was good enough to win the pot.
|Jared Talarico||3,500,000||650,000 |
|Joe McKeehen||1,600,000||-820,000 |
|Sorel Mizzi||900,000||150,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:22 PM Local Time
Talarico with Two Pair
On a flop, Jared Talarico check-called a bet from Joe McKeehen. The turn was the , and Talarico checked again. McKeehen bet, Talarico raised, and McKeehen called. The river was the , Talarico bet, and McKeehen called.
Talarico turned over for a flopped two pair, and McKeehen mucked.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:17 PM Local Time
Joe McKeehen Storms Back
After doubling up through Sorel Mizzi, Joe McKeehen is rolling.
Mizzi three-bet McKeehen on two different hands that McKeehen took down. On one of them, the flop came , and Mizzi checked. McKeehen bet, and Mizzi called.
The turn was the , and Mizzi check-called a McKeehen bet. The river was the , and Mizzi checked. McKeehen bet, and Mizzi folded.
|Jared Talarico||2,850,000||-375,000 |
|Joe McKeehen||2,420,000||1,320,000 |
|Sorel Mizzi||750,000||-850,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:04 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:04 PM Local Time
Talarico Extending Chip Lead
Joe McKeehen raised the button, and Jared Talarico called from the big blind.
The flop came , and Talarico check-called a bet from McKeehen. The turn was the , Talarico bet, and McKeehen called. The river was the , and again, Talarico bet, and McKeehen called.
Talarico showed for a straight and took the pot.
|Jared Talarico||3,225,000||325,000 |
|Joe McKeehen||1,100,000||-400,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:59 PM Local Time
Joe McKeehen Survives the River
Joe McKeehen raised, and Sorel Mizzi three-bet from the big blind. McKeehen called.
The flop came , and Mizzi bet. McKeehen called. The turn was the , and Mizzi bet again. McKeehen raised, and Mizzi three-bet to put McKeehen all in. McKeehen called. Mizzi showed for a set and was against the two pair of McKeehen with .
The river was the , and McKeehen made a better full house with aces full and doubled up.
Mike Matusow, who had come into the feature table area for a sweat, let out loud, "Oooohhh!"
|Jared Talarico||2,900,000||1,015,000 |
|Sorel Mizzi||1,600,000||-650,000 |
|Joe McKeehen||1,500,000||100,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:49 PM Local Time
Ben Yu Eliminated in 4th Place ($97,904)
In almost three consecutive hands, Sorel Mizzi got the best of Ben Yu and all of his chips, as well.
Yu raised from the button, and Mizzi three-bet. Yu called for the rest of his chips.
The board ran out to eliminate the 2015 $10,000 Limit Hold'em champion in fourth place.
|Sorel Mizzi||2,250,000||250,000 |
|Ben Yu||0||-180,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:40 PM Local Time
Mizzi Brings Yu Down
Sorel Mizzi raised, and Ben Yu called from the big blind.
The flop was , and Yu checked. Mizzi bet, and Yu raised. Mizzi called. The turn was the , and Yu bet. Mizzi raised, and Yu called. The river was the , and Yu checked. Mizzi bet, and Yu called.
Mizzi showed , and Yu mucked. After the hand, Yu was left with only 180,000.
|Sorel Mizzi||2,000,000||425,000 |
|Ben Yu||180,000||-695,000 |